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Writing Sydney is a series of illustrated talks hosted by Walter Mason in which he talks to authors about how our city and their experience of it has influenced their work. In the series’ first session, Australia’s leading literary historian and lecturer Susannah Fullerton joins Walter to discuss the parts of Sydney that delight and inspire her, and to give us insight into the literary history surrounding us – some well-known like the Dickens statue in Centennial Park and others that might surprise you.

When: Monday 16 May, 2016. 12:30-1:30pm

Where: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Free – Bookings essential.

Susannah Fullerton is an Australian author, literary historian and Jane Austen expert. She has been president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia since 1996 and is patron of the Rudyard Kipling Society of Australia. Susannah is very well known on the Australian speakers’ circuit as a literary lecturer. She presents regular series at the Art Gallery of NSW, the State Library of New South Wales, and libraries, schools and clubs. She is a regular guest on Richard Glover’s ABC Self-Improvement Wednesday programme and is often interviewed on TV and radio.